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Scientism and Education Empirical Research As Neo-Liberal Ideology

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ISBN-10: 1402066775

ISBN-13: 9781402066771

Edition: 2007

Authors: Emery J. Hyslop-Margison, Ayaz Naseem, M. Ayaz Nasee

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This volume offers a critical examination of the growing pressure to apply scientific principles as a means to improve education. The authors trace the ideology of scientism to the early faith Auguste Comte placed in science and the scientific method as a panacea to all human problem solving. By revealing many of the epistemological problems confronted by the social sciences, including education, the authors undermine the prevailing view that a science of education is possible or desirable. Besides revealing the epistemological problems associated with education research, they suggest that the instrumentalism and micro level responsibility related to scientism in education constitute a…    
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Book details

List price: $169.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/29/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 134
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Education Research
Epistemological Problems in Social Science Research
Empirical Research in Education
Education Research as Analytic Truths
Empirical Research as Neo-liberal Ideology
Name Index
Subject Index